Saturday, April 18, 2015

MY VIEW #54 - Ice Cream

"One of the Nice Flipperies of Life"

Hi everyone! Part of our rite of passage in this life is enjoying an Ice Cream Cone. When I was a little girl we went to an Ice Cream Parlour for one, or a dish. What flavour? Chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, that was all there was to choose from. In England, when I lived there, Walls Ice Cream was the only kind and only vanilla flavour. Today it is very different. As a child we had a churn of our own and all summer we made Ice Cream almost every week, and took our turns churning the handle. We enjoyed all the work and all the dessert, and sometimes Mom put cooked fruit in for a special treat.
Letty and Ron eating ice cream in Chemainus, BC, Canada in 1995
Now you have 50 or more flavours, it is an awfully hard choice to make. There you are, modern times. Maple Walnut was my favourite, then and now. We used to pay 10c for a cone, then 25c for a few years. Now it is $2.50 for a cone (2 scoops,) what a change. Some people still make their own, this usually tastes wonderful and can't be beaten. Good old ice cream, it cools a hot tummy in summer. Wonderful stuff.

Mom's Recipe

1 pint cream
1 cup milk
3 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

1 churn
5 lbs ice
1 cup Rock Salt
Lots of elbow grease and laughter

"I scream,
You scream,
We all scream,
For Ice Cream!"

Have a good day.
March 21, 2007

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